But of course, that’s not enough for a 22-minute show, and that’s a big hurdle all creators and producers have to face when figuring out, “Okay, but how is this bigger than two or three minutes?
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So even though we had landed on a formula that found success online, we still spent a lot of time fleshing out the series and building the Hot Date world.
Within that process, it’s really about recognizing what’s made the web series so successful and determining what elements of the original version will best translate to a TV audience.
Throughout the show, they’d play heightened versions of themselves, as they take aim at these various topics in each episode.
At Big Breakfast, we first developed and produced the idea as a short form series for College Humor, with each three-minute episode tackling a different topic – from diet menus to the very true fact that Murph loves vacationing at Disney World.
Cynopsis: What are the qualities that would make a short-form series a good candidate for a linear show?
Kelly-Clyne: The common denominators usually seem to be a defined demo and an impassioned fan base.
Electus/Big Breakfast adapted and packaged the series, as it did for tru TV’s Adam Ruins Everything – an exercise that does not come without its challenges.